BU 2011 Applicants

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mettasutta
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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby mettasutta » Mon May 09, 2011 9:22 am

brownstudy wrote:Forgot to update. I received email notification of admission in late afternoon last Fri. Admission letter, scholarship letter attached, along with an international student form. Got 20K annually.

165 Oct, 169 Feb, rejected in Jan, asked for reconsideration after Feb LSAT score come out. foreign educated, no gpa. Received a call in later March and waitlisted right after the call.

Mailed in printed LOCI in early April, mentioned other admissions (omitted scholarship), said BU is my first choice, and capitalled FIRST. Checked out the website and rephrased some compliments into my letter.


Wow, I didn't know people successfully asked to be reconsidered after being rejected in the same cycle. :shock: Congrats!

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby BlueDiamond » Mon May 09, 2011 10:31 am

patallica22 wrote:yeah I'm only kidding :)

Are you definitely planning on attending?


my bad, I just saw this.. it all depends really on whether or not I can negotiate more money.. if not I'll be at BC because I got nearly twice the scholarship amount there

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby philswfc2008 » Tue May 10, 2011 1:29 pm

Withdrawing from the WL....best of luck to all future BU students, especially those still on the WL!

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby ElvisAaron » Fri May 20, 2011 1:14 pm

In off the WL via phone call, 171/4.0
$75k scholarship.
Really, really did not expect this. I had put BU completely out of my mind.
Admissions said I have until June 1 to decide (deposit deadline).

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby aaaaaah » Fri May 20, 2011 1:19 pm

ElvisAaron wrote:In off the WL via phone call, 171/4.0
$75k scholarship.
Really, really did not expect this. I had put BU completely out of my mind.
Admissions said I have until June 1 to decide (deposit deadline).


Haha, I think you were the only one who didn't expect it. I'm surprised you weren't the first one they took off the WL.
I would think you could squeeze a little more $ out of them.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby aliarrow » Fri May 20, 2011 3:34 pm

I thought I was negotiating with BU, but I haven't heard back from them in a while. They requested my Scholarship Letters from Other Schools on May 4th and that's when I sent them (and they confirmed receipt), but I still haven't heard back from them. All of my other deadlines are passing (and I've already deposited at BU). My deadline passed (twice) for Fordham, but they said I can still enroll if I deposit by the 23rd... should I email BU and ask what's going on, and see if they still have my documents? Or are they just doing it intentionally so I don't have the option to enroll elsewhere? I suppose I could just double deposit at Fordham, but I realllllly don't want to end up wasting that $400....
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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby TheOcho » Fri May 20, 2011 6:33 pm

ElvisAaron wrote:In off the WL via phone call, 171/4.0
$75k scholarship.
Really, really did not expect this. I had put BU completely out of my mind.
Admissions said I have until June 1 to decide (deposit deadline).


Same deal, pulled from WL. PM if you want numbers.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby aliarrow » Thu May 26, 2011 2:55 pm

Just withdrew, good luck guys! Hope one of you gets my spot

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loblaw
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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby loblaw » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:49 pm

In off the waitlist...this will be an extremely tough decision. I really really hope they can scrape together a little bit of money for me.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby JenDarby » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:10 pm

loblaw wrote:In off the waitlist...this will be an extremely tough decision. I really really hope they can scrape together a little bit of money for me.

What are your numbers if you don't mind me asking? (feel free to PM me)

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Metaread » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:46 am

I'm still on the waitlist, and have little chance of getting off it. What do you guys recommend writing about in the LOCI, and how regularly does BU want them?

Stats of those recently admitted from the waitlist would be great.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Horsefeathers » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:49 am

Just got in off the waitlist on Thursday. I'm 173/3.2.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Metaread » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:58 am

Congrats! Will you be attending, or are you still making a decision?

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Horsefeathers
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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Horsefeathers » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:27 am

Thanks! Still deciding - but not for long. Deadline's today...

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby kaiser » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:30 am

I'm still happy to take Q's about BU (I'm a rising 2L soon to go through OCI) if you guys are interested.

law.school.2014
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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby law.school.2014 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:59 pm

Hey guys,

Just withdrew from BU. Tough decision, but I hope this opens up a spot for someone!

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby cinephile » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:03 pm

kaiser wrote:I'm still happy to take Q's about BU (I'm a rising 2L soon to go through OCI) if you guys are interested.


Well, I have a question. I've heard (read?) that 1L at BU isn't as crazy as it is at other schools, we have fewer classes or something to that effect. Is this true? And if so, would it still be inadvisable to work 20 hr/wk during the year?

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby kaiser » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:15 pm

cinephile wrote:
kaiser wrote:I'm still happy to take Q's about BU (I'm a rising 2L soon to go through OCI) if you guys are interested.


Well, I have a question. I've heard (read?) that 1L at BU isn't as crazy as it is at other schools, we have fewer classes or something to that effect. Is this true? And if so, would it still be inadvisable to work 20 hr/wk during the year?


1. Yes, BU really tries to ease the 1L's into the grind of law school. They host a ton of social events at the beginning to make sure everyone bonds and gets close in a setting other than the classroom. This includes bar nights, the infamous harbor cruise, etc. And you do indeed have one less class first semester so that you have a bit more time to get comfortable with how law school works without getting overwhelmed. First semester is only 3 core courses in addition to your writing class. It certainly isn't easy, but it gives you some leeway to tinker around with your study schedule and get comfortable with the whole law school thing.

2. It would be highly inadvisable to work 20/hr week during the year. I believe there are ABA guidelines that restrict the number of hours 1L's can work, and I'm sure it is somewhere around 20. 1L takes a HUGE time commitment, and if you are anything like me, you need to keep your mind in the game at all times to really stay focused. I'm sure there are a few select people who could work that much and still do well, but I would imagine it would make it quite difficult. Given how all-important 1L year is, I'd highly recommend not doing it.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby cinephile » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:48 pm

kaiser wrote:
cinephile wrote:
kaiser wrote:I'm still happy to take Q's about BU (I'm a rising 2L soon to go through OCI) if you guys are interested.


Well, I have a question. I've heard (read?) that 1L at BU isn't as crazy as it is at other schools, we have fewer classes or something to that effect. Is this true? And if so, would it still be inadvisable to work 20 hr/wk during the year?


1. Yes, BU really tries to ease the 1L's into the grind of law school. They host a ton of social events at the beginning to make sure everyone bonds and gets close in a setting other than the classroom. This includes bar nights, the infamous harbor cruise, etc. And you do indeed have one less class first semester so that you have a bit more time to get comfortable with how law school works without getting overwhelmed. First semester is only 3 core courses in addition to your writing class. It certainly isn't easy, but it gives you some leeway to tinker around with your study schedule and get comfortable with the whole law school thing.

2. It would be highly inadvisable to work 20/hr week during the year. I believe there are ABA guidelines that restrict the number of hours 1L's can work, and I'm sure it is somewhere around 20. 1L takes a HUGE time commitment, and if you are anything like me, you need to keep your mind in the game at all times to really stay focused. I'm sure there are a few select people who could work that much and still do well, but I would imagine it would make it quite difficult. Given how all-important 1L year is, I'd highly recommend not doing it.


Thank you for the information. Maybe I'll aim for 10 hr/wk.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby loblaw » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:03 pm

To any BU 1LS and 2LS lurking around this thread--I'm coming to Boston this weekend, and I have to make a choice between BU and BC on Monday. I didn't get a great feel for BU because I didn't attend ASW, etc. Could anyone be bribed with a beer at Sunset Grille (or equivalent) on Saturday evening or Sunday to meet up with me and talk BU? I would really appreciate it!! PM me if you think you could make it. Thanks :)

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Metaread » Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:49 am

Still no real waitlist news. I'm about to give up hope. What should I mention in my LOCI? I always mention I'm really interested in attending, but I'm not sure if that's enough. :(

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby smiley » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:54 pm

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